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As U.S.-led Combat Mission Ends, Afghan Women Fear Oppression

By Clip Syndicate
The U.S.-led coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to oust the Taliban and stayed on, in part, to build a western-style democracy, including legal safeguards for women. A quota was mandated for women in public offices, such as parliament and provincial councils. Earlier this year, however, conservative lawmakers rolled back the quota reserved for women in provincial councils to 20 per cent from 25 per cent. Last Sunday marked the formal end to the international combat mission in Afghanistan.






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